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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Racist Tweets after Miss America Nina Davuluri is crowned - first Indian-American to win title

    Posted by AC Team

      September 15, 2013 Atlantic City, N.J.  Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Photo credit: The Miss America Organization / ABC CNN.com reported examples of racist tweets that were posted on Twitter by some users right after Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America tonight. The 24 year old Miss New York made history as the first Indian American to win the Miss America title. Miss Davuluri's talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.  In response to the racist tweets on Twitter, including some Twitter users accusing her of being Arab and a terrorist, Ms. Davuluri said at her first press conference after winning the crown in Atlantic City, "I have to rise above that."  "I always viewed myself as first and foremost American." Ms. Davuluri said "I'm thankful there are children...
  • Lia Chang Stars in "Power Play" by Lorey Hayes July 31-August 1, 2013

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 26, 2013 Actress Lia Chang stars in the award-winning play "Power Play"  by playwright/actress Lorey Hayes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina July 31-August 1.  We are proud to take over Lia's "Backstage Pass" column this month to congratulate her on her upcoming performance in "Power Play." Lia stars with Pauletta Pearson Washington, aka Mrs. Denzel Washington ("The Watsons Go to Birningham"), Lorey Hayes ("Dreamgirls)", Roscoe Orman ("Sesame Street"), Marcus Naylor ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)", and Phynjuar ("Meet the Browns"). Photo credit courtesy by Wiliam J. Chang (L to R) Pauletta Pearson Washington, Lia Chang, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes. The actors will perform the play in a staged reading at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina....
  • Live! Tune in tomorrow Sat. July 6, 2013 10am PST to hear Ben Fong-Torres sing Bob Dylan and Elvis songs!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Ben Fong-Torres sang a Bob Dylan song on network television some years ago. While he might not get into costume as Dylan this time, he is going to make a rare appearance tomorrow singing Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley songs. Don't miss! Log on live online at WCL.org at 10AM PST Saturday July 6, 2013!  Update July 7, 2013 Ben's performance can be heard online at West Coast Live's archives on KALW public radio 91.7 FM San Francisco for one week after the show.  Tune In Live at 10am PST Saturday July 6, 2013! Tomorrow!! From the Rock 'n' Roll man himself! - Don't miss Ben Fong-Torres as he sings Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley songs tomorrow morning! Log On to WCL.org to hear Ben's special appearance tomorrow on Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live show at 10am Pacific...
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Invites Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Miyazaki Collaborator Joe Hisaishi, DP Michael Chin and others to become Members

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Beverly Hills, CA  Photo credit used by permission: Emmy Magazine, Lucy Liu Congratulations to all of the 2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invitees.     "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy. Invitees who accept their invitation to join will be eligible to vote in the annual Oscars. The 276 invitees for 2013 include 12 names with Asian surnames that could be informally determined from the official Academy list.  The 2013 invitees include actors Lucy Liu and Sandra Oh, CEO of Warner Bros Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara, documentary filmmaker Mic...

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